Cheesemaking Archives

With our goats producing extra milk, above what we were able to drink, I was able to try making various milk-based products like Feta Cheese, Ricotta (the simplest of all) and yogurt.  Making your own yogurt can sound very simple and it really was after I found a method that actually worked. How NOT to Make Yogurt Since it’s been awhile since I had my yogurt failures I cannot tell you the exact ways I tried; I should have written this a long time ago!  I do know that I tried making it in my Easiyo yogurt maker and ended up having more of a kefir than a yogurt.  We used that in smoothies. Another failure was when I heated the milk to a certain temperature on…

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How to Make Feta Cheese

We have become very big fans of feta cheese in our family.  We sprinkle it mainly on scrambled eggs, zucchini and green salads.  So I was delighted to read that Feta Cheese is very easy to make on your own.  Having plenty of goat milk, I decided to give it a try.   I used the Feta Cheese recipe from the book Cheesemaking Made Easy by Ricki & Robert Carroll.  To make your own, you will need the following supplies:    Thermometer Cheesecloth (not the mosquito netting type, but one that is more closely woven) Colander Pot (only use stainless steel, glass or enamel-lined) 1 gallon whole milk 2 ounces mesophilic starter culture Liquid rennet (can also use rennet tablet’s) Step 1:  Heat 1 gallon of whole goat’s milk (can also…

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